UW Football: Wide receivers impressing, challenging teammates

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bsn lucasJim Leonhard was so impressed with what he had seen out of the position group during the first week of training camp that he brought up their development without prodding.

More impressively, it wasn't his position group.

"Me, being the DB coach," said Leonhard, who's also Wisconsin's defensive coordinator, "the first thing that pops out to me is the wide receiver group.

"They're playing at a high level right now. We have a lot of guys who know how to get off the ball and they can run. They can threaten you with their speed.

"Do they all have experience? No. But they can stretch you as a secondary. They can get off press (coverage) and they get down the field."

When the ball is in the air, he added, "They're attacking the football. It challenges our group (defensive backs) and it gives me a lot of stuff to coach, which is what you want."

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